How many football, basketball players etc were given a passing grade simply because of their sports abilities? They graduated but didn't earn the paper. That is dishonesty also even though money never passed hands.
Having spent a considerable amount of time around 'college educated' people this comes as no surprise.
Awww man, I spent 20 years in Higher Education, don’t be guilty of painting everyone who has a college education with the same brush. My last 8 years, I was the VP of Student Services at a small two year college. One of the Depts in my Division was Recruiting and Retention.. We served as a “feeder school” for several comprehensive universities. That meant we buffed those kids up in preparation for the big time; by rigorous adherence to high academic standards. Nobody cheated, nobody took bribes. The faculty and staff worked hard to get students prepared to graduate legitimately.
Sure cheating takes place in academics. But it does in health care, business, and Government circles too. A statement like yours puts all of us who work or worked in the higher education system in the same category.
That’s like saying, “Having spent a considerable amount of time around Pit Bull owners, I’m not surprised (that the dog who attacked the little kids) was a stinkin’ Pit Bull”.
Look at the numbers nationwide. It just doesn’t happen often, there’s a lot of pride and safeguards in place to help prevent it. But when it does happen, most of us in Higher Ed cringe. Like cops do when a crooked cop gets caught. Or doctors do when some scandal hits the headlines. Or how principled people in any profession tend to react.
Being well-educated means I can think logically and critically, it helps me frame my words before I open my yap...sometimes.
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